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Dolly H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3019) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3019

Videotape testimony of Dolly H., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1928. She recounts that her father was Turkish by birth, worked in Greece, and married her mother there; attending a French school until 1940; anti-Jewish regulations including expulsion from school (of twenty-three Jews in her class, only she and one other survived); ghettoization; her father advising friends not to obey German regulations; his Armenian friend arranging train tickets and false papers for them to escape to Italian-occupied Larisa; living there and in Volos; encountering a lawyer who arranged better papers with Greek names; traveling to Athens; living in a hotel; betrayal in June 1944; bribing the Germans who arrested them to let them go; living with a non-Jew until liberation in October; completing her studies and attending university; and marriage in 1949. Ms. H. notes many brave Greeks who helped Jews and the importance to their survival of her father's business contacts and German language skills.

H., Dolly, 1928-
Athens, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
December 14, 1994.
Thessalonikē (Greece)
Larisa (Greece)
Volos (Greece)
Athens (Greece)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dolly H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3019). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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